Dr. Alan Ettinger

Podiatry
Fort Worth, TX
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Worth, TX

Address

1001 12th ave, Fort Worth TX 76104
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

I have been in practice for Thirty five years. I am an avid sports fan. I collect sport memorabilia. I enjoy all forms of music. I have played woodwinds since I was nine years old. I have been married for forty two years. I have always worked out. I now enjoy my Grand kids.

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Podiatry

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You : May have neuropathy or tarsal tunnel.I suggest you see a podiatrist.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Dry skin: Itchy, cracks in skin. Redness, sometimes there will be blisters.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Foods high in purines like red meats, shell fish, dry beans, black eyed peas, beer and wine.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Clinical: Appearance, KOH stain, culture, pas stain.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: It is a systemic disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Shoes: It is very difficult to change running style.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: It is much better to use hand weights or a weight vest than ankle weights.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You: May have a fungus or bacterial infection. See a podiatrist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
At: My office we treat fungal nails with oral medication and we use laser which we find very effective.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Don't: Develop vascular disease, fungus or wear nail polish.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Systemic Disease: Involving purine metabolism. Blood test is needed to check uric acid levels.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Gout: Go see your dr. A simple blood test will determine gout.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Most common: T. Rubrum, t. Mentagrophytes, are the main ones. There are others less common.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
I suggest: You discuss this with your internist. I do not believe the ankle fracture is related to your symptoms.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You injured the nail and have a hematoma under the nail. That is dried blood. I would recommend you make an appointment with a local Podiatrist.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
That is a great question. We are all similar but also different . Many medication, treatments and PT work on some people and not others. There is no ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You have to wait unfortunately for the nail to grow. Biotin 10mg may help with nail growth.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
CHF is one cause of pitting edema in the legs, ankles and feet. See your family doctor.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
If the area is just swollen not Red,draining or very painful then you probably were on your feet too much. If other symptoms develop call the Surgeon.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes it is very reasonable. As long as there is no infections or complications, You should be back to work after the stitches are out if you do not hav... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Controlled stretching with bands pulling toes back. Night splints also help.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Any change in gait can effect the low back,Hips,Knees,legs, and foot. We are designed as a closed Kinetic chain . (only as good as the weakest link. M... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You may have fungus nails. If you are able to see a Podiatrist I suggest you schedule an appointment.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
I suggest resistance bands you can control the tension. Start out with lite weights 10lbs. Do high reps.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
A Jones Fracture is at the base of the fifth Metatarsal. The small toe is the problem should be immobilized with tape or splint. You may need to be in... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
This sounds like Neuropathy. Diabetes is a major cause but there are other causes for neuropathy. I would get checked out by your family doctor. They ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
As long as you are following the Post Op instructions it appears you are healing.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You bled under the nail. You may lose the nail.Its probably too late to drain it. I suggest you see a Podiatrist.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You may be over doing your activity. Over use syndromes are common in people who over train or over work. Cut your activity 30% and see if that helps.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
I suggest you see a Podiatrist. There are many causes short shoes, Hammer toes & Mallet toes.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
If it feels better: Wrapped then wrap it if it not see your dr.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Not likely: Just needs a controlled stretching program.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take tim... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Arthritis: Gout, rheumatoid, many others.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
See: A podiatrist. You want a resolution of the problem not just pain medication.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Can be: Some people respond well with etodolac.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
You may: Have a fracture. I doubt it is gout. You need to see a podiatrist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Strain: Over use, can be vascular do you smoke. I suggest you see your pcp.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Neuropathy: There are many causes of neuropathy. Have your dr. Evaluate you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
I have: Had patients leak fluid fron the legs from swelling.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Sounds: Like you had a benign fibroma removed.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Unless the root is removed the nail will regrow.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Could: Have swelling from secondary bactrial infection or the swelling could be unrelated. Have your dr. Check this.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: A procedure can be performed at your podiatrist's office. The procedure is painless.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: But if cramping becomes frequent see your podiatrist.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Find cause: You need to address this problem with your family dr. Neuropathy has many causes.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Oral medication: Antihistamines, topical calamine lotion.. Aveno bath may help.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Yes: Vitilligo is a fungus infection.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Evaluation : Have your child evaluated by a podiatrist. A pronated foot can very often cause pain.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Acid: Vinegar is an acid. You probable have a inflammatory reaction.By the way vinegar will not cure athletes foot.
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Mar 22, 2022
New Orleans don't know the doctor or toes bones bad where you the doctor any location?
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ettinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ettinger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. Btw, I am also playing tennis again but using a brace to protect my ankle from rolling over. Seems to work well....although the strain now rides up to my reconstructed knee because there is ...Read More
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I have suffered with Anxsaty for years and never had these symptoms as I dont feel ambitious wem it happens is there anything else this coul
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Thank you. I went to my doctor today and he gave me a referral after checking my feet out. I will make an appointment with a podiatrist soon

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

numerous awards
Top Doctor, Third Place, Fort Worth Region - Spring
2015
Top Podiatrist, First Place, Fort Worth Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Baylor PSC I and II
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